West Reading Home Page

compressed borough hall wide view 2.JPG

Holiday Tree Lighting and Circle Dedication

Due to the chance of inclement weather this evening, our tree lighting event has been postponed until Monday, December 8th at 6:00 PM.

Don't miss out on West Reading's 86th annual Holiday Tree Lighting event!

Tree lighting and dedication will be held at the West Reading Traffic Circle (a.k.a. Delaney's Circle)

Special appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Musical entertainment provided by the Wyomissing Area School District Music Department. Following the tree lighting, stop by St. James Church located in the 600 block of Penn Avenue for refreshments.


Due to the severity of the hail storm on Thursday, May 22, 2014 there have been a large number of contractors and public adjusters going door to door trying to solicit your business and repair your property.

Please be advised that the Borough requires all parties going door to door to obtain a solicitation permit prior to doing so. If they are approved to do such business they will be provided an ID badge to wear at all times while soliciting. If anyone comes to your property, please ask to see their badge to make sure they are properly licensed. If they do not have the proper approvals, we are requesting that you immediately contact the Codes Department to report such activity. If you are able to obtain a business card please do so and forward it to our attention so thy can be contacted and advised of the requirements for soliciting door to door.

In addition, please be very careful when choosing a contracor to make any necessary repairs to your property. The Borough requires permits for the majority of repairs that need to be made. All contractors must apply for their permits and provide their insurance to the Codes Department prior to the permit being reviewed and issued if approved. No work is to begin without the proper permits being secured.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Codes Department at: Cindy ~ 610-374-8273, ext. 238 or Tracey ~  610-374-8273, ext. 240

A list of approved solicitors is listed below and will be updated as the information becomes available.



Christmas Tree Lighting and Circle Dedication - Friday, December 5th
Run Santa Run (5K Run) - Saturday, December 13th
Decorating Contest - Friday, December 19th
WRFD's Kiddie's Christmas Party - Saturday, December 20th (2pm-4pm)

For more information on the events listed please go to the Recreation section under the "DEPARTMENTS" tab and click on "CALENDAR OF EVENTS".


West Reading Borough is currently in need of volunteers to serve on the Vacancy Board and Zoning Hearing Board. Borough residents who are interested in serving on any of theseBoards are asked to submit a letter of interest to:

Richard J. Sichler, Borough Manager
Borough of West Reading
500 Chestnut Street
West Reading, PA 19611


To learn more about the program and to register click on the CodeRED logo below.

The CodeREDâ„¢ Emergency Notification System is an extremely FAST Communication Service available for mass Emergency Notifications.  CodeREDâ„¢ employs one-of-a-kind Internet maping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines, at the rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.

If you know of anyone who hasn't registered to receive the CodeREDâ„¢ alerts, and they live in West Reading, please encourage them to do so.


Frequently Asked Questions

Important Information from Western Berks Water Authority

In case of a water related emergency and to get up to date information on the water advisory, please go to and click on the "water advisory" link.

If you have any questions or concerns for the borough manager (Richard Sichler), please send your email to  




Upcoming Event

Environmental Advisory Committee meeting
See Details


The Borough of West Reading
500 Chestnut Street
West Reading, PA 19611
Office: 610-374-8273
Fax: 610-374-8419
E:mail: webmaster
Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.